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2021 Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in Washington

637 Bachelor's Degrees
$28,111 Avg Salary
$19,004 Avg Student Debt

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Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in WashingtonWith 637 bachelor's degrees handed out in 2018-2019, foreign languages and linguistics is the #17 most popular major in Washington. This means that colleges and universities in the state were responsible for awarding 0.0% of all the foreign languages and linguistics bachelor's degrees in the country. When choosing the right school for you, it's important to arm yourself with all the facts you can. To that end, we've created a number of major-specific rankings, including this Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics list to help you make the college decision.

This year's Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in Washington ranking analyzed 6 colleges that offered a bachelor's degree in foreign languages and linguistics.

The numbers used in this ranking are early career salaries, which we define to be 10 years after a student started college. This is the salary typically earned 4-6 years after graduation, but may be different depending on how long a person takes to complete their degree.

How Much Do Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors Make After Graduation?

After graduation, foreign languages and linguistics majors from schools in Washington earn an average salary of $28,111 per year. That's not so great, since it is 29% less than the national average salary of a typical bachelor's degree holder. However, graduates from the schools in this list may make more.

The national average salary for foreign languages and linguistics bachelor's degree holders is $28,955. That's pretty close to the average for students who get their degree from a school in Washington.

Average Salary for Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates from Schools in Washington  28,111
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Average Salary for Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates from Schools Nationwide  28,955
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56,200
National Average Salary for All College Grads (Regardless of Major)  39,802
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56,200

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2021 Highest Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Grads in Washington

Below you'll see a list of the colleges and universities that produce the highest paid foreign languages and linguistics majors.

Top 10 Best Schools for Highly Paid Foreign Languages & Linguistics Graduates in Washington

#1

Whitman College

Walla Walla, WA

Whitman College comes in at #1 in this year's ranking. Whitman is a small private not-for-profit school located in the city of Walla Walla.

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University of Washington - Seattle Campus comes in at #2 in this year's ranking. UW Seattle is a fairly large public school located in the large city of Seattle.

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Western Washington University earned the #3 spot in our 2021 rankings. Located in the city of Bellingham, WWU is a public school with a fairly large student population.

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Our rankings recognize Pacific Lutheran University as the #4 school in this year's rankings. PLU is a small private not-for-profit school located in the large suburb of Tacoma.

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University of Puget Sound landed the #5 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid foreign languages and linguistics school. Located in the medium-sized city of Tacoma, Puget Sound is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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Our rankings recognize Washington State University as the #6 school in this year's rankings. Located in the distant town of Pullman, Wazzu is a public college with a very large student population.

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#7

Gonzaga University

Spokane, WA

The #7 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Gonzaga University. Gonzaga is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the city of Spokane.

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Seattle University

Seattle, WA

Seattle University landed the #8 spot in our 2021 rankings for highest paid foreign languages and linguistics school. Seattle U is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit school located in the large city of Seattle.

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Seattle Pacific University comes in at #9 in this year's ranking. Located in the city of Seattle, SPU is a private not-for-profit school with a small student population.

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#10

Central Washington University

Ellensburg, WA

The #10 spot in this year's ranking belongs to Central Washington University. CWU is a large public school located in the town of Ellensburg.

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Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges in the Far Western US Region

Explore all the Best Foreign Languages & Linguistics Colleges in the Far Western US Area or other specific states within that region.

State Colleges Degrees Awarded
California 37 2,979
Hawaii 30 150
Oregon 30 586
Alaska 29 26
Nevada 29 86

Foreign Languages & Linguistics Majors to Study

Major Annual Graduates
Romance Languages 322
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 119
East Asian Languages 94
Germanic Languages 37
Classical Languages & Literature 26

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Majors Similar to Foreign Languages & Linguistics

Related Major Annual Graduates
Visual & Performing Arts 1,368
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 1,066
English Language & Literature 809
Philosophy & Religious Studies 295
Theology & Religious Vocations 115

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Notes and References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to John Stephen Dwyer.

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